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Calls for applications

Canadian Technology Accelerators (CTA)
Your technology start-up from the ICT, Life Science or Sustainable Technologies sector could gain access to unique resources and contacts that can help your international growth. The application process, criteria, and application time-frame is determined per CTA.
Startups mobilité : Autonomy lance la 2ème édition de Funding the Movement
(in French only)
You could be one of 20 companies that will have the opportunity to present their project to an audience of investors, venture capitalists and angels on 16 and 17 October at the Grande Halle de la Villette (France).
Filing deadline: July 31, 2019
Soutien aux projets d’innovation en intelligence artificielle
(in French only)
You could obtain financial support to carry out your artificial intelligence innovation project.
Filing deadline: August 9, 2019, 4 p.m.
Programme Jardins de solidarité
(in French only)
You could get a maximum of $100,000 to carry out a solidarity garden project.
Filing deadline: August 20, 2019
Appui au démarrage d’entreprises en sciences de la vie – bons d’incubation
(in French only)
You could obtain financial assistance to meet the business coaching or marketing needs of your start-up company in the life sciences sector.
Filing deadline: August 30, 2019
MIPCOM 2019 – Pavillon Québec créatif
(in French only)
MIPCOM, to be held from 14 to 17 October 2019 in Cannes, is the most anticipated global market of the year for entertainment content on all platforms. The MIPJunior will be held on October 12 and 13.
Filing deadline: August 30, 2019
DEL – Call for social economy projects
(in French only)
You could receive financing to set up a collective business in the Agglomération de Longueuil or to finance an already established social economy business.
Filing deadline: August 30 and November 15, 2019
Secteur électrification des transports
(in French only)
You could obtain support to acquire, implement and market clean equipment, processes and technologies to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Quebec.
Filing deadline: September 3, 2019
Startup Jeunesse
(in French only)
Incubators, accelerators, university entrepreneurship centres and other start-up support organizations: apply for financial assistance for entrepreneurial immersion projects for high school, college and university youth.
Filing deadline: September 20, 2019, 4 p.m. (e-mail) | September 27, 2019 (hard copy)
Collaborative projects for the protection of the environment
You may be eligible for funding for a new collaborative R&D project that will make a tangible contribution to the long-term reduction of GHG emissions in Quebec.
Filing deadline: September 27, 2019
Gala Unio
(in French only)
Get recognition for the contribution of a company, employee, volunteer or business personality to the Greater Southwest Montreal business community.
Registration deadline: October 1, 2019
Adaptation aux normes étrangères de produits innovants pour l’industrie du transport terrestre et de la mobilité durable
(in French only)
You could obtain financing to diversify your markets, adapt your innovative products/technologies to access a new market or to serve a new customer outside Quebec.
Filing deadline: October 4, 2019

Trade missions

International trade services, powered by the CCMM’s ACCLR experts
Trade missions
Quebec International Trade
Organismes régionaux de promotion à l’exportation (ORPEX)
Provincial government
Ministère de l'Économie, de la Science et de l'Innovation (in French only)
Federal government
Canadian Trade Commissioner Service
Les Offices jeunesse internationaux du Québec (in French only)

Contests and grants

To simplify your search, please note that we only display currently open competitions out of more than 250 on record.

Bourses LOJIQ en entrepreneuriat
(in French only)
Do you want to attend a business event abroad, spend some time away prospecting, or take part in a trade mission? You may be able to obtain a LOJIQ grant to help you do so.
Registration deadline: Ongoing selection process while grants last
Apply for the opportunity to work out of one of Canada’s top accelerators or co-working spaces.
Registration deadline: Ongoing selection process
Startup of the month 2018/2019
Sign up for the index of startups of the Quartier de l'innovation in Montreal. To be won each month: promotional videos and articles.
Registration deadline: Ongoing selection process
Grands Prix santé et sécurité du travail
(in French only)
Receive recognition for your achievements in health and safety and increase the visibility and credibility of your company in your industry.
Registration deadline: Varies by region
Bourses à la relève laitière Lactech
(in French only)
Be among the 10 companies to benefit from a $7,500 grant on a “first come, first served” basis.
Registration deadline: July 31, 2019
Concours Plateau
(in French only)
You could benefit from a scholarship and coaching for your project to open a business or a business establishment on the Plateau-Mont-Royal in Montreal.
Registration deadline: August 2, 2019
Gala des Lauréats
(in French only)
Have your company's excellence and achievements recognized in the Lac-Saint-Jean-Est RCM territory.
Registration deadline: August 15, 2019
Prix Nobilis
(in French only)
Members of the APCHQ Québec, receive recognition for the quality and quality-price ratio of your real estate projects.
Registration deadline: August 22, 2019, 1 p.m.
Portes ouvertes sur Saint-Denis
(in French only)
You could win one of three $25,000 grants to launch your new business on Saint-Denis Street in Montréal.
Registration deadline: August 31, 2019
Bourses Entrepreneuriat Shawinigan
(in French only)
Have you started a business in the Shawinigan region? You could win one of the grants totaling $20,000.
Registration deadline: September 1, 2019, 4 p.m.
Take part in this open innovation competition to find innovative solutions to societal issues. To be won: bursaries, a pitch to investors and more.
Registration deadline: September 2 and October 10, 2019
Les Vivats
(in French only)
Receive recognition for your efforts to reduce the environmental footprint and improve the social and economic footprint of events that you organize.
Registration deadline: September 5, 2019, 5 p.m.
MercadOr Québec
(in French only)
Have your export company’s success recognized and garner positive regional and provincial visibility.
Registration deadline: September 6, 2019
(in French only)
Have the excellence of your recruitment, culture and HR marketing strategy recognized.
Registration deadline: September 6, 2019
Concours Extra
(in French only)
Get recognition for your contribution to the socioeconomic development of Rouyn-Noranda.
Registration deadline: September 6, 2019
Gala Le Manufacturier
(in French only)
Have your manufacturing company's contribution to the vitality and influence of the Mauricie or Centre-du-Québec region recognized.
Registration deadline: September 6, 2019, 5 p.m.
FinTech Startup Pitch Contest
Enter for a chance to pitch your start-up to win a $1M financing offer or a $25,000 prize at the largest FinTech gathering in Canada and more.
Registration deadline: September 6, 2019
Prix MercaDor des Laurentides
(in French only)
You could have the visibility of your Laurentians exporting company grow to become a key player on the Quebec entrepreneurial landscape.
Registration deadline: September 6, 2019
Gala Distinction Desjardins
(in French only)
Have your contribution to Shawinigan's socio-economic vitality recognized.
Registration deadline: September 6, 2019
Grant & Growth
If you are a young Montrealer, you could receive grant of up to $30,000 and support services to start your business.
Registration deadline: September 12, 2019
Grant+ South Shore
You could obtain support services and share up to $100,000 in loans and bursaries with other young entrepreneurs on the South Shore.
Registration deadline: September 12, 2019, 5 p.m.
Les Grands Québécois
(in French only)
Submit the name of a candidate who stands out for their admirable contribution to the Québec City region through their vision, impact, influence and involvement.
Registration deadline: September 12, 2019, 4 p.m.
Prix de l’Union
(in French only)
Your team of agricultural or forestry producers could win a $1,000 grant to reward the success of a collective action.
Registration deadline: September 13, 2019
Jeunes Entrepreneurs Banque Nationale
(in French only)
Are you a young entrepreneur, executive or manager in the Chaudière-Appalaches business community? You could receive services worth close to $10,000.
Registration deadline: September 27, 2019
Prix Innovation en alimentation
(in French only)
You could receive many opportunities for visibility and recognition for your innovative agribusiness technologies or products.
Registration deadline: September 30, 2019, 5 p.m.
Gala Grand Richelois
(in French only)
Get recognition for your company’s contribution to the vitality of the Vallée-du-Richelieu.
Registration deadline: October 1, 2019
Concours Excell’Or
(in French only)
The success of your Abitibi West company or organization could be celebrated by your peers during an exclusive gala.
Registration deadline: October 4, 2019
Prix EnviroLys
(in French only)
Get recognition for your expertise in the green economy sector and the environmental services industry.
Registration deadline: October 16, 2019, 5 p.m.
Canada's Best Managed Companies
Receive recognition for the excellence of your business whose turnover exceeds $25 million.
Registration deadline: October 31, 2019
Prix ÉquiLibre
(in French only)
Do you work in fashion, the media or advertising? Promote your efforts to present healthy representations of different body types.
Registration deadline: November 30, 2019


Also consult the website of the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal for a whole host of networking, training and market development activities.


August 9 and 10
PrideHacks - Technology for a Stronger Community | Montréal
August 22
L'art d'innover grâce à la recherche partenariale (in French only) | Bromont


September 13 to 15
ECOSPHERE Canada – Environement and Green Housing | Montréal
September 17
CRIAQ’s RDV Forum – Collaborative Aerospace R&D | Montréal
September 27 to 29
ECOSPHERE Canada – Environement and Green Housing | Magog


October 2 to November 20
Coopérathon  – Canada | Montréal
October 21 to 23
Canada Fintech Forum | Montréal
October 24
Forum Plastique - Novæ 2019 (in French only) | Montréal


November 7
ACCRO : laboratoire d’activations de marque (in French only) | Montréal
November 13 and 15
Sommet international de l’innovation en villes médianes (in French only) | Shawinigan
November 20
Perspective 2020 : Saisir les opportunités d'un monde en transformation (in French only) | Québec


July 18
Social economy: McConnell laubches the first solutions finance accelerator
July 22
CargoM announces Foreign Trade Zone Point designation for Greater Montreal [PDF]
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